Flexibility & Stability In Working Life

Hardcover | April 15, 2007

EditorBengt Furaker, Kristina Hakansson, Jan Karlsson

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Flexibility has become a key concept in discourses on developments in working life. However, it is an ambiguous concept in several ways, and theoretical clarity is lacking. Further, large parts of the literature are prescriptive and ideological rather than empirical and analytical. This book contributes both theoretically and empirically to expound the importance of clearer concepts in the national and international debates on economic systems, labour markets, work organisations, and experiences of work.

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Flexibility has become a key concept in discourses on developments in working life. However, it is an ambiguous concept in several ways, and theoretical clarity is lacking. Further, large parts of the literature are prescriptive and ideological rather than empirical and analytical. This book contributes both theoretically and empirical...

BENGT FURAKER is Professor, at the Department of Sociology, Goteborg University, Sweden. JANUCH KARLSSON is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Working Life Science, Karlstad University College, Sweden. KRISTINA HAKANSSON is Assistant Professor at the department of Sociology, Goteborg University, Sweden.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.7 × 5.8 × 1 inPublished:April 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230013643

ISBN - 13:9780230013643

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Table of Contents

Reclaiming the Concept of Flexibility--B.Furaker, K.Hakansson & J.Ch.Karlsson * For Whom Is Flexibility Good and Bad? An Overview--J.Ch.Karlsson * Flexibility, Stability and Related Concepts--D.Jonsson * Britain's Flexible Labour Force: New Barriers to Individual Employment Rights--A.Pollert * Flexibility's New Clothes: A Historical Perspective on the Public Discussion in Sweden--A.K.Engstrand * Large Corporations and the Emergence of a Flexible Economic System: Some Recent Developments in the UK--S.Ackroyd * Temporary Agency Work in the European Union - Ecopnomic Rationale and Equal Treatment; D.Storrie * Flexibility, Stability and Agency Work: A Comparison of the Use of Agency Work in Sweden and the UK--K.Hakansson & T.Isidorsson * Flexible Work Situations and Employees' Thoughts of Leaving the Organization--T.Berglund * Type of Employment Contract and Attitudes to Flexibility: An Analysis of Data from Three Swedish Surveys; B.Furaker * Time-related Flexibility and Stability for Employees--D.Jonsson *